The DVD Collection of a Film Awards Fanatic

I’ve decided it’s time I share with my dutiful readers my beloved DVD collection. A few things to start with; firstly, I organize my DVDs chronologically by when they were first released in theaters. I definitely have the years right and try to have the order of films within that year as close to right as possible (I’m not 100% anal about it). I’ve done it this way ever since I first had a pitiful DVD collection of about 10 films. Now it’s just under 300 and I still keep it that way. Before you ask, yes I can find any DVD I have at any given time. I think about films based on the year they come out and thus I organize them that way. It often confuses the casual film watcher, but I know there’s at least a few of you out there who would have no trouble finding something in my collection. Secondly, this collection contains classic films, indie, art house, guilty pleasures, childhood favorites, things people bought me that I’d never seen before and a handful of films I haven’t actually seen but saw in the $3 bin at Big Lots and thought “what the hell?” Thirdly, like I said some of these films were gifts I hadn’t asked for, some are gifts I had, some are from Amazon, A LOT are from Amoeba/Rasputin in Berkeley/San Francisco and most recently a lot have come from the $5 bin at Wal-Mart and the $3 bin at Big Lots. I cannot say enough about the $3 bin at Big Lots. I’ve found both guilty pleasures and amazing classics in that bin. I highly recommend it. Lastly, there are so many films that I love that I don’t own. For proof, I submit to you my Amazon wish list (well, one of five) that contains roughly 150 films. “On with the list!” you say. And on with the list I shall go. But first, here’s a crappy camera phone photo of the film part of my DVD collection. (I’m going to list my TV on DVD, though I won’t post a picture)

First here are collections I have that don’t fit into the main shelving unit:

  • Woody Allen Collection, part two: Zelig, Radio Days, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Hannah and Her Sisters, Broadway Danny Rose
  • Hallmark Classic Collection II: Arabian Nights, Jason and the Argonauts, The Lost Empire, Moby Dick, The Odyssey
  • James Dean: East of Eden, Giant, Rebel Without a Cause
  • Audrey Hepburn: Sabrina, Roman Holiday, Breakfast at Tiffanys
  • Planet of the Apes: Planet of the Apes, Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Escape From the Planet of the Apes, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, Battle for the Planet of the Apes
  • Lethal Weapon 1-4
  • Wallace and Gromit: A Close Shave, A Grand Day Out, The Wrong Trousers and Curse of the Were-Rabbit

and the rest:

  • Queen Cristina
  • Bulldog Drummond Comes Back
  • Holiday
  • Ninotchka
  • Dark Victory
  • Gone With The Wind
  • Ziegfeld Follies
  • The Shop Around the Corner
  • Casablanca
  • Anchors Aweigh
  • Hometown Story
  • It’s A Wonderful Life
  • Sunset Blvd.
  • Strangers On A Train
  • The Ten Commandments
  • Love Me Tender
  • Funny Face
  • Ben-Hur
  • Some Like It Hot
  • Breathless
  • West Side Story
  • My Life to Live
  • The Misfits
  • Fahrenheit 451
  • A Man and A Woman
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • Bonnie & Clyde
  • Je t’aime, je t’aime
  • Bullitt
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  • Harold and Maude
  • Jane Eyre (1970)
  • THX 1138
  • Wuthering Heights
  • Robin Hood (Disney)
  • Day For Night
  • Chinatown
  • Jaws
  • Any Which Way But Loose
  • Heaven Can Wait
  • Animal House
  • The Blues Brothers
  • Rumble Fish
  • Jane Eyre (1983)
  • Revenge of the Nerds
  • Valley Girl
  • The Secret of NIMH
  • The Right Stuff
  • Footloose
  • The Adventures of Milo and Otis
  • Labyrinth
  • Blue Velvet
  • Pretty in Pink
  • Stand By Me
  • The Untouchables
  • The Princess Bride
  • Baby Boom
  • Adventures in Babysitting
  • Harry and the Hendersons
  • A Fish Called Wanda
  • Puss in Boots
  • The Bear
  • Say Anything
  • Heathers
  • The Fabulous Baker Boys
  • All Dogs Go To Heaven
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Days of Being Wild
  • Cry-Baby
  • Edward Scissorhands
  • Father of the Bride
  • Dead Again
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • The Crying Game
  • My Cousin Vinny
  • Honeymoon in Vegas
  • Benny & Joon
  • Singles
  • The Sandlot
  • Philadelphia
  • Jurassic Park
  • Interview with the Vampire
  • Reality Bites
  • Groundhog Day
  • Stargate
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • It Could Happen To You
  • A Few Good Men
  • Little Women
  • The Pelican Brief
  • Before Sunrise
  • A Little Princess
  • Mr. Holland’s Opus
  • Sabrina
  • The American President
  • While You Were Sleeping
  • Clueless
  • To Wong Foo Thanks For Everything Julie Newmar
  • Jumanji
  • Blue Juice
  • Emma
  • Twister
  • Michael
  • Jerry Maguire
  • Jane Eyre (1996)
  • The English Patient
  • Trainspotting
  • G. I. Jane
  • The Fifth Element
  • L.A. Confidential
  • As Good As It Gets
  • The Serpent’s Kiss
  • Sliding Doors
  • The Rainmaker
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park
  • The Full Monty
  • Good Will Hunting
  • A Life Less Ordinary
  • Titanic
  • Inventing the Abbotts
  • The Prince of Egypt
  • Practical Magic
  • Hope Floats
  • You’ve Got Mail
  • The Thin Red Line
  • Elizabeth
  • Meet Joe Black
  • Ever After
  • A Perfect Murder
  • The X-Files: Fight The Future
  • The Big Lebowski
  • The Wedding Singer
  • Pleasantville
  • The Truman Show
  • Eye of the Beholder
  • A Walk On The Moon
  • The Bachelor
  • Sweet and Lowdown
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley
  • Girl, Interrupted
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Stir of Echoes
  • The Bone Collector
  • October Sky
  • The House of Mirth
  • Blast From The Past
  • The Matrix
  • The Hurricane
  • Frequency
  • The Patriot
  • Remember the Titans
  • Center Stage
  • Gladiator
  • O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • Chocolat
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • Almost Famous
  • Nora
  • Snatch
  • A Knight’s Tale
  • Someone Like You
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding
  • Pearl Harbor
  • Moulin Rouge
  • Bridget Jones’s Diary
  • Amelie
  • Gosford Park
  • The Legend of Bagger Vance
  • The Others
  • Vanilla Sky
  • A Beautiful Mind
  • Life as a House
  • The Count of Monte Cristo
  • About a Boy
  • Lilo and Stitch
  • Talk To Her
  • America’s Sweethearts
  • A Walk to Remember
  • Star War Episode 2: Attack of the Clones
  • Chicago
  • Minority Report
  • Down With Love
  • Bend it Like Beckham
  • Adaptation
  • Sylvia
  • Under the Tuscan Sun
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  • Matchstick Men
  • Big Fish
  • Love, Actually
  • Freaky Friday
  • The Last Samurai
  • 13 Going on 30
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Shrek 2
  • The Notebook
  • Anchorman
  • Before Sunset
  • Wicker Park
  • Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
  • I Heart Huckabees
  • Hotel Rwanda
  • Batman Begins
  • The Girl in the Cafe
  • Crash
  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
  • Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith
  • North Country
  • Syriana
  • The Constant Gardener
  • A History of Violence
  • Jarhead
  • Just Like Heaven
  • Walk the Line
  • Capote
  • The Weather Man
  • Good Night and Good Luck
  • Conversations with Other Women
  • Memoirs of a Geisha
  • Breakfast On Pluto
  • King Kong
  • The New World
  • The New World (Director’s Cut)
  • V for Vendetta
  • Because I Said So
  • Brick
  • Half Nelson
  • Failure To Launch
  • Ask the Dusk
  • Stranger Than Fiction
  • Marie Antoinette
  • Dreamgirls
  • Children of Men
  • The Painted Veil
  • Volver
  • Zodiac
  • Once
  • Paris, Je T’Aime
  • 2 Days in Paris
  • Across the Universe
  • Eastern Promises
  • Control
  • A Mighty Heart
  • I’m Not There
  • The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
  • Atonement
  • In Bruges
  • Iron Man
  • Wall-E
  • The Dark Knight
  • Tropic Thunder
  • Changeling
  • Twilight
  • Milk
  • Slumdog Millionaire
  • The Wrestler
  • The Reader
  • Watchmen
  • Adventureland
  • Star Trek
  • The Hangover
  • Away We Go
  • The Hurt Locker
  • (500) Days of Summer
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • Bright Star
  • An Education
  • New Moon
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • Shutter Island

Television on DVD:

  • The 4400 (all four seasons)
  • Babylon 5 (all five seasons)
  • Chuck (season one)
  • Flight of the Conchords (seasons one and two)
  • Grey’s Anatomy (season one)
  • Gilmore Girls (all seven seasons)
  • House (season one and two)
  • How I Met Your Mother (seasons 1-4)
  • The Invisible Man (season one)
  • Kingdom Hospital (complete miniseries)
  • Pride and Prejudice (BBC miniseries)
  • SNL: The Best of Will Ferrell
  • Seinfeld (Seasons 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 9)
  • Taken (complete miniseries. megaseries?)
  • Twin Peaks (complete series)
  • Ugly Betty (Season one)
  • The X-Files (all nine seasons)

About cinemafanatic

Cinephile to the max.

Posted on July 30, 2010, in DVDs and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. aw this is awesome! i’m jealous!

  2. I don’t think The Blues Brothers or Animal House were gifts or actually purchased by you. Perhaps perloined from me would be more correct LOL. At least you knew not to take LA confidential :).

    I want to reiterate your recommendation about Big Lots! Their 3 dollar bin is amazing – classics like Funny Face have shown up there. Why pay full price when not necessary.

    I would have them Alphabetically of course…..

  3. BTW if anyone who knows me reads this – the complete recent Battlestar Galactica might me a nice gift for me. 🙂

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